Nalini Sriharan, one of the six convicts in Rajiv Gandhi’s assassination case, said that she felt sorry for the families of those who were killed in that blast.
“I am very sorry for them. We have spent so many years thinking about it, and we are sorry,” Nalini Sriharan said to NDTV.
“They have lost their dear ones. I hope they will come out of that tragedy once for all, any time.”
Sriharan and other five convicts in the case were released after spending 31 years in jail. The top court said its decision was based on the convicts’ good behaviour and the release in May of AG Perarivalan, another person convicted in the case, saying that he was 19 at the time of arrest and had been jailed for 30 years in solitary confinement.
“It was a hellish experience in prison during these 32 years. My conviction that I am innocent has kept me alive all these years,” Nalini Sriharan told reporters, news agency PTI reported.
“Otherwise, I would have ended my life. Do you think I have murdered the former Prime Minister? Seventeen murder cases have been framed against me,” she said.
Sriharan also thanked the state and Union governments, and the people of Tamil Nadu who had supported her for the last 32 years.
“I am delighted and grateful that so many kind-hearted souls supported my release from prison,” she said.
She added that she would hold a press meeting and speak to the media in Chennai on Sunday.